Exhibitions

The Art Museum is dedicated to being one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. In our 10 galleries art exhibits change throughout the year. At any given time you might enjoy watercolors, oils, textiles, sculpture, ceramics or photography. We also periodically feature selected exhibits from the Museum's permanent collections.
  Deane Ackerman, Foliage on Red, 2009, 35-1/2" x 31-1/2", colored pencil
 
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
 

Metamorphic Rock and Summer Grass, Foothills, 1945

Photograph by Ansel Adams

Collection Center for Creative Photography

c. 2013 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

 

Redwoods, Circa 1960

Photograph by Ansel Adams

Collection Center for Creative Photography

c. 2013 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

 

Leo Twiggs, East Wind #1-First Breeze, 1990, batik, 16" x 19"

 

Leo Twiggs, east Wind #8-Phillip's Gate, batik, 39.5" x 33.5"

 

Dixie Dugan, Pavilion I, 1980, watercolor, 26" x 36"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Classic Images: Photography by Ansel Adams

Tuesday, June 3 - Sunday, September 21, 2014

"A visionary in his efforts to preserve this country's wild and scenic areas, both on film and on Earth, " Ansel Adams is an icon who is widely recognized for his superb aesthetic sensitivity and technical skills, and he played a central role in the acceptance of photography as fine art. Classic Images includes 72 images, all black and white, that Adams personally printed for his daughter. Landscapes dominate the group, complemented by some close-up nature works, portraits and architectural subjects. Check the Museum's website for details about the Ansel Adams Wednesday lecture series and KidsArt Programming.

 

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Hurricane Hugo: The Batiks of Leo Twiggs

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Hugo (1989)

Saturday, September 20 - Sunday, December 28, 2014

This exhibition features a series of nine batik paintings created by Dr. Leo F. Twiggs the year following Hurricane Hugo's devastation to South Carolina's Lowcountry, his childhood home. Twiggs was born in St. Stephen in 1934. He graduated from Claflin College in Orangeburg in 1956 and went on to complete his graduate studies in the Art Institute of Chicago and New York University.

 

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Dixie Dugan: A Retrospective

Saturday, September 20 - Sunday, December 28, 2014

Born in rural Kansas, artist Dixie Dugan has been a Myrtle Beach resident for the past 48 years. "Art is not my hobby. It is my life," she said recently. This retrospective will contain approximately 65 works created over the past 40 years. Now in her eighth decade, Dixie Dugan is one of the brightest lights in this areas art scene and she is also a popular teacher and lecturer.

 

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